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2011 Children & Family Stories
Radio Story - The state and volunteer organizations look into protecting at-risk youth.
Newspaper Story - A bill filed in the state Senate would make any witness to sexual abuse legally obligated to report it.
Radio Story - St. Louis Senator wants to change state's child abuse law in upcoming legislative session.
Newspaper Story - ┐Hablas espa˝ol? Parlez-vous franšais ? Some Missouri kindergarteners are becoming bilingual.
Radio Story - A Language Immersion school in St. Louis encourages multicultural education for their students.
Radio Story - Missouri has the same child abuse laws as Pennsylvania, and there's been no talk of changing them.
Newspaper Story - Like Pennsylvania, Missouri doesn't require witnesses to directly report child abuse to authorities.
Radio Story - A multi-million dollar cost for MU to leave the Big 12 isn't raising concerns among top budget officials.
Newspaper Story - Families of sex offenders push law makers to back off of life long sex offender registries
Radio Story - Lawmakers urged to place unaccredited school district students in charter schools.
Radio Story - Facebook bill heads to Missouri House for a final vote after getting the education committee's approval.
Radio Story - A brain-eating amoeba in freshwater kills a Kansas resident less than 200 miles away from Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Plaintiff in teacher communication lawsuit supports giving districts policy control.
Radio Story - Senate and education organizations agree on compromise language in the controversial
Radio Story - Missouri's legislature passed two separate late-term abortion ban bills Thursday, with passionate debate in the House and no discussion in the Senate.
Radio Story - The Governor now will decide on a bill passed by the House and Senate that would take funds away from welfare recipients who fail drug tests
Radio Story - Missouri's State Auditor is investigating allegations of inflated attendance records for a St. Louis school.
Radio Story - Senate committee hears testimony on House-passed youth head injury bills
Newspaper Story - Youth athletes suspected of having sustained concussion or brain injury must be removed from the competition and may not return until evaluated by a licensed health-care provider.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House passed a charter school bill that provides for expansion and more accountability.
Newspaper Story - The Senate passed the 2012 budget with additional money for higher education.
Radio Story - Legislation that allows prayer in public schools and goverment buildings heads to Senate for fourth year in a row.
Newspaper Story - The Senate approves federal funding for local school districts, ending a standoff with the House.
Radio Story - After debate about procedures that most effectively protect children from lead poisoning, House members passed a bill giving federal government control over lead abatement
Radio Story - The public testified at a Senate Committee hearing on whether the House-passed welfare drug testing bill would help or harm children dependent on funds
Newspaper Story - Three hundred activists gather in Missouri State Capitol to participate in the Prolife Action Day.
Newspaper Story - Senate appropriations committee adds $20 million to higher education budget reducing for 2012.
Radio Story - In a Senate hearing, Missouri's Senate Committee deliberated bill to reduce bullying in state schools
Radio Story - A former Missouri teacher, turned politician is arguing for his former colleagues to lose their tenure
Radio Story - School's and Camps are working to prevent childhood obesity.
Radio Story - Missouri's plans for the future of disabled care.
Radio Story - In order to improve the education system in Missouri, supporters think opening more charter schools throughout the state will help
Newspaper Story - Public voices support for expanding charter schools geographically and academically in Missouri.
Radio Story - People in support of expanding charter schools testified at a Senate Education Committee with no opposition
Radio Story - R. Representative Scott Dieckhaus strikes down hearing for exemption of snow days for public schools in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's citizens with mental disabilities testify in support of a bill to grant them rights to service animals
Radio Story - Missouri middle schoolers converge in Capitol rotunda to showcase robots and biomedical research of the future
Newspaper Story - House committee considers a bill which would eliminate having a disability as a reason to remove a child from a home
Newspaper Story - A head injury educational requirement for coaches is being considered by a House committee.
Radio Story - The House Health Care Policy committee heard three bills which aim to protect children after a concussion.
Radio Story - People with disabilities will not have to worry about loosing right to care for their children under this legislation.
Newspaper Story - A House committee heard testimony about charter school expansion
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers considered a bill that would prevent students from leaving St. Louis City schools
Radio Story - Opinions about school choice fueled talks during a Senate Education Committee meeting.
Radio Story - The Missouri House Education Appropriation Committee votes to change funding for Advanced Placement, Bright Flight, and Early Literacy Program.
Newspaper Story - A bill heard in the House will begin the phasing out of Missouri's habilitation centers for people with disabilities, in favor of community living situations.
Radio Story - A House committee met Monday to start deliberation on the fate of Missouri's six habilitation centers.
Radio Story - House reviews new bill to strengthen law against human traffickers.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon has proposed an $8 million increase to the A+ Scholarship Program while calling for a $41 million decrease in overall scholarships
Radio Story - The House passes welfare drug testing by an overwhelming majority
Newspaper Story - If passed, a new law will legalize the testing of some welfare recipients based solely on suspicion
Radio Story - National School Choice week prompts announcement of education bills by House Republicans and Democrats.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose changes to education system including new tenure guidelines
Radio Story - Democratic Representative Jamilah Nasheed has founded two programs in the St. Louis City area to fight the high school dropout problem.
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